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Brooklyn Bridge
Extending for 1.3 miles (2 kilometers) across New York City’s East River, this 19th-century bridge sees constant foot, bike, and car traffic thanks to commuters and sightseers alike. After a construction beset by tragedies—at least 20 people died during the building process—this steel-wire suspension bridge, then the world’s largest, finally opened to the public in 1883. Today crossing the Brooklyn Bridge is an essential New York experience. Visitors come in droves to admire the bridge’s dramatic neo-Gothic towers and the stellar views of Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn waterfront.
 
The Basics
The storied history of the Brooklyn Bridge and the spectacular views it affords make it a common inclusion on guided walking tours and bike tours of the city. For a whole new perspective on the bridge, take a sightseeing cruise or even a helicopter flight during which you will buzz over the iconic structure as well as other well-known NYC landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • In cooler months, wear an extra layer or two, as it can be colder and windier on the bridge than on street level.
  • The bridge’s pedestrian path is narrow; be careful not to veer into the adjacent bike lane.
  • Crossing the bridge on foot takes around 25 minutes, or longer if you pause for photographs.
 
How to Get There
From Manhattan, you can access the bridge’s walkway from Park Row and Centre Street, opposite City Hall Park. The closest subway stations are Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (4, 5, and 6 trains) and Chambers Street (J and Z). On the Brooklyn side, access the pedestrian walkway from Tillary Street and Adams Street in Brooklyn Heights. Here the nearest subway stations are Jay Street–MetroTech (A, C, and F), Court Street (N and R), and Borough Hall (2, 3, 4, and 5).

When to Get There
Avoid the morning and evening rush hours: The bridge is congested with commuters. It’s quieter early on weekend mornings (before 10am) and at night (after 8pm), when the bridge’s neo-Gothic towers are dramatically illuminated. 
 
The Fascinating History of the Brooklyn Bridge
Though the Brooklyn Bridge was designed by John Roebling in the 1860s, Roebling never got to see his creation realized, having died following an accident in 1869. After his death, his son, Washington Roebling, and his wife, Emily, oversaw the construction. On May 30, 1883, just a few days after its opening, the bridge was the site of a tragic stampede that killed 12 pedestrians. In 1884, in an effort to allay concerns regarding the structural integrity of the bridge, circus owner P.T. Barnum had a troupe of 21 elephants, including the famous Jumbo, cross it.
Address: FDR Drive, 10038, USA
Hours: 24 hours a day
Admission: Free
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NOW OPEN: Cruise around Statue of Liberty & Manhattan Skyline Pier 36

NOW OPEN: Cruise around Statue of Liberty & Manhattan Skyline Pier 36

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Even travelers with limited time can enjoy some of the best views in NYC with this quick Big Apple sightseeing cruise. Meet up at Pier 36 to set sail in the East River, where you can expect standout skyline views from the ship's deck. Relax and enjoy views of top area sights—like the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges—and make your way to see the iconic Statue of Liberty.
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  • 1 hour
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Valentine's Day Weekend 2020 Sunset Sail

Valentine's Day Weekend 2020 Sunset Sail

Celebrate Valentine's Day and Weekend with your loved ones aboard Our yacht departing from pier 36 right under the famous Brooklyn Bridge. Enjoy a beautiful sunset sail on the New York Harbor with someone close to your heart. Cozy up as you take in the New York's most iconic sights - the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge and the NYC Skyline - all while sipping on a glass of wine or hot coco from our cash bar.
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  • 1 hour
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From Dumbo to Downtown

From Dumbo to Downtown

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Your ride begins at the world famous Water Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn. You’ll then be taken through the streets of Brooklyn with stops in Dumbo, Vinegar Hill and Brooklyn Heights, a posh residential area known for its tree-lined promenade along the East River. You’ll take in breathtaking views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty before your ride across the Brooklyn Bridge all while traveling in the most awesome way of transport via sidecar motorcycle to see our great city. This tour is a no-nonsense experience to see as much of this awesome city in the shortest time possible. You will get a taster for the sweet allure of riding by sidecar and want to reach out and touch the city as it whips by you. ( But, uh, please don’t try and touch literally!)
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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60 min Sightseeing Cruise on a Yacht to View The Statue of Liberty

60 min Sightseeing Cruise on a Yacht to View The Statue of Liberty

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Discover the Statue of Liberty from the water’s edge—and enjoy a comfortable alternative to crowded ferry transit—when you book this yacht tour of New York Harbor. Perfect for time-pressed travelers, this tour via well-appointed yacht departs multiple times daily from Pier 36. Once you hop aboard, pick from indoor and outdoor viewing areas, listen to live narration, and get within just 100 feet (30 meters) of Lady Liberty.
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Lower Manhattan Secrets And History Walking Tour

Lower Manhattan Secrets And History Walking Tour

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Lower Manhattan has a rich history going back more than 400 years. From Battery Park to Wall Street, you can take a deep dive into the past on this walking tour. Stop by landmarks like the Charging Bull statue, see Federal Hall, and pass by Trinity Church where Alexander Hamilton is buried. Refuel with a slice of classic New York pizza, included in the tour.
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  • 3 hours
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Guided Bicycle Tour of The Brooklyn Bridge

Guided Bicycle Tour of The Brooklyn Bridge

Ride a bike across the Brooklyn Bridge on a leisurely, 2-hour bike tour with an experienced guide, and get the perfect introduction to NYC’s most iconic neighborhoods. Trace a 5-mile route through lower Manhattan and Brooklyn for get perfect views of NYC across the water. Enjoy the flexibility of a small-group New York City bike tour that reflect each group’s abilities.
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  • 2 hours
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Brooklyn Bridge Tour, With Yelling

Brooklyn Bridge Tour, With Yelling

So, uh, here's a question for you - why does New York build "really, really big things?" We tend to do that a lot. This is a fast-paced & funny walking essay that explores the answers to that question through the story of the Brooklyn Bridge. And to do so, we have to look the historical stories of immigration, engineering and political machines. With this tour, we use the bridge and it's bloody, weird history to get a deeper understanding of what is not only New York City, but what makes any city a city.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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One Day NYC Highlights Walking Tour with optional Empire State Building Tickets

One Day NYC Highlights Walking Tour with optional Empire State Building Tickets

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If you're only in New York for a short time, tick off multiple Big Apple highlights in a matter of hours on a small-group walking tour. Venture to Wall Street, visit the 9/11 Memorial, and ascend the world-famous Empire State Building. Continue to Chinatown and Little Italy, hop the subway to Greenwich Village (own expense), journey up to Grand Central Terminal, see the Chrysler Building, and Times Square.
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  • 6 hours
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Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour

Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour

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he world's first steel-wire suspension bridge, New York’s iconic Brooklyn Bridge hangs at a height of 276 feet (85 meters) above the skyscraper-studded East River, connecting the colorful borough of Brooklyn with downtown Manhattan island. Pedal across the bridge’s 1,595 foot span (486 meters) on this engaging, family-friendly cycle tour along the celebrated West Side Greenway, to enjoy epic views of the New York skyline and experience Brooklyn up-close.
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  • 3 hours
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Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Bike Rental

Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Bike Rental

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Avoid the confines of a group tour and explore Manhattan and Brooklyn at your own pace with this customizable bike rental. Traveling by bike lets you fit in more attractions than you could on foot and enjoy highlights such as skyline views from the Brooklyn Bridge. Plus, a variety of rental options lets you plan a trip that suits your schedule and interests.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO

Private Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO

From a city of 30, 000 people at the time of the Revolution, New York City's population mushroomed to over a million eighty years later. The rise of the Brooklyn Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time, represented the city bursting onto the world stage. After the great bridge rose out of the depths of the river floor to tower over the booming metropolis. Just three short years later the Statue of Liberty would rise in the harbor, and steel frames would allow buildings to reach for the stars, but it all started with the Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Brooklyn Walking Tour: Brooklyn Bridge DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights

Private Brooklyn Walking Tour: Brooklyn Bridge DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights

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Get up close and personal with the Brooklyn Bridge, and visit two of Brooklyn’s most distinctive neighborhoods, on this private tour. Meet your guide at a time that’s convenient for you, and pick an itinerary that works best for your schedule. You’ll set off in Lower Manhattan, will cross the 1.1-mile (1.8-kilometer) Brooklyn Bridge, and will learn all about its wealth of history as you go. Once in Brooklyn, explore DUMBO—a formerly industrial area that’s now one of the borough’s trendiest neighborhoods—and historical Brooklyn Heights.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Private Walking Tour

Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Private Walking Tour

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Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge—and discover two of Brooklyn’s highlight neighborhoods—all without the crowds: a private tour makes for an intimate way to see the sights. At a departure time of your choosing, meet your guide in Lower Manhattan and stroll across the 1.1-mile (1.8-kilometer) Brooklyn Bridge, admiring panoramic views along the way. Once in Brooklyn, discover the waterfront Brooklyn Promenade, see the historical houses in Brooklyn Heights, and finish in the industrial-chic DUMBO neighborhood.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Brooklyn Bridge Photography Tour with NYC Skyline Views

Brooklyn Bridge Photography Tour with NYC Skyline Views

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One of the most photogenic attractions in New York City is the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, which is the star of the show on this Brooklyn photography tour designed for photo fanatics. Get ready to snap great pictures once you meet-up with your group of fellow photo enthusiasts on the Manhattan side of the bridge. As you walk across, capture the bridge's bold design, admire the views of the Manhattan skyline, and even get a few tips on lighting and composition from your guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Ultimate Insiders Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour

Ultimate Insiders Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour

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This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the Brooklyn Bridge by learning from the great-great-grandson of the original creators. Join Metro Tours' Kriss Roebling for one of the most unique walking tours in the world! You will be able to see and touch original pieces of the Brooklyn Bridge and learn family stories of how the Brooklyn Bridge came to be one of the most famous bridges in the world. Kriss will also bring family heirlooms on tour, showing notebooks and photos of his unique connection to the world-famous bridge. There is no other tour in New York City that will allow you to get this up-close-and-personal with Kriss and his family history. We guarantee small groups, so you have a chance to interact with Kriss and ask questions. As a result, our tours do sell out. Join Metro Tours and Kriss on this amazing walking tour!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Guided Bike Tour

Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Guided Bike Tour

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See the best of Lower Manhattan on this Brooklyn Bridge guided bike tour that covers all of the highlights. Navigate the city on two wheels and explore the streets as you make your way from Manhattan's southern tip to City Hall and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. This easy climb leads to incredible views and prime photo ops, so be sure to bring your camera!
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  • 2 hours
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NYC Night Bus Tour, from Times Square to the Brooklyn Bridge

NYC Night Bus Tour, from Times Square to the Brooklyn Bridge

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Watch New York City come to life after dark on an evening coach tour by double-decker bus, and follow an exciting route through the heart of Midtown Manhattan’s highlights. See Times Square’s towering lights and capture unforgettable images of the Empire State Building’s bright spire, then continue through the bustling streets to the Manhattan Bridge. Enjoy recorded narration throughout the tour, learn about New York’s colorful history, and hear about life in a city that never sleeps.
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  • 2 hours
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New York City Private Van City Tour

New York City Private Van City Tour

Enjoy traveling around New York City with ease on this private tour, including transportation in a private van. You and your party of up to nine people can choose your itinerary, visiting sights such as Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, Times Square, and others. Listen to in-depth commentary from your guide on the history and culture of New York, asking questions as you travel.
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  • 4 hours
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NYC Guided Full-Day Bike Tour, plus Cross the Brooklyn Bridge

NYC Guided Full-Day Bike Tour, plus Cross the Brooklyn Bridge

Enjoy a new perspective on the city when you explore on two wheels—and visit two different boroughs—all in one immersive bike tour. Meet your guide in the morning in Greenwich Village, grab your bikes and helmets, and set off with a small group for company. Glide past the Stonewall Inn and down towards Wall Street before crossing the Brooklyn Bridge to tony Brooklyn Heights. Return to Manhattan via the Manhattan Bridge, and immerse yourself in Chinatown’s ambiance, before the tour's end.
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  • 7 hours
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Private Tour of Brooklyn Neighborhoods by Chauffeured Escalade

Private Tour of Brooklyn Neighborhoods by Chauffeured Escalade

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If you don't want a typical, cookie-cutter tour of Brooklyn, your best bet for a personalized experience is with a private, chauffeured excursion. During this private tour, explore New York's favorite borough to see what you want, when you want to. Visit top sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge and diverse neighborhoods, including old Italian areas like Carroll Gardens, as well as artsy areas like Bushwick.
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  • 6 hours
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Brooklyn Delights Full-Day Bike Tour

Brooklyn Delights Full-Day Bike Tour

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Hop on your bike in Manhattan's Lower East Side and head over to bohemian Brooklyn for a full-day cycling tour. Skip the tour bus and travel like a local, stopping in top locations for time to explore and listen to guided commentary. Highlights include the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a historic Hasidic shtetl as well as the Williamsburg and DUMBO neighborhoods.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Brooklyn 6-Hour Sightseeing Tour, with Private Driver-Guide

Brooklyn 6-Hour Sightseeing Tour, with Private Driver-Guide

No trip to New York City is complete without a visit to Brooklyn, and though run-of-the-mill tours will show you the highlights, a private outing is the best way to see more in less time. Enjoy a complete Brooklyn tour with this full-day adventure, with your own guide to whisk you around in a private minivan. With hassle-free hotel pickup, views of the NYC skyline, and stops at top attractions like the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Coney Island, this tour truly covers it all.
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  • 6 hours
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Private Tour of Queens, Harlem & Brooklyn

Private Tour of Queens, Harlem & Brooklyn

Take a break from central Manhattan to explore the outer limits of New York City, from Harlem to Brooklyn. Throughout the day you enjoy a private guide and chauffeur service in an air-conditioned vehicle, which eliminates the hassle of taking public transit or navigating on your own. See landmarks and points of interest often missed by visitors, including the oldest bar in Queens and a crafts market in Williamsburg.
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  • 6 hours
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Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx Private Tour with a Driver-Guide

Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx Private Tour with a Driver-Guide

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See the parts of New York City most travelers miss with this private tour to Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. With your personal guide, you can explore historic neighborhoods and vibrant communities in a comfortable minivan that accommodates up to six passengers. Visit the cultural hub of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, stop to see the Manhattan skyline from Dumbo, and head to the Bronx to visit Yankee Stadium, Little Italy, and more. With private transportation and hotel pickup included, this tour might be the best way for a local's view of NYC.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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